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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 6, 1918)
SH TRUCK TRAIHS
READY FOR FRAME
' TTO e Takes to Seaboard Un-
Trip Proves Effici-
cncy of Plan.
Six more United States army truck
trains,; each consisting of 30 Pack
ard, will leave Detroit in a few days
cnroute to the seaboard.- At almost
the exact time the first army train
- was Toiling into Baltimore on Decem
ber 28, completing the journey over
land from ' Detroit, the government
gave the : Packard factory unofficial
notice to prepare 180 more threC-ton
and six-ton carriers for immediate
travel under, their own power. ,
As fast as the drivers, cooks, me
chanics and other men of the person-
. nj arrive from army cantonments
be made up. It is expected that all
: six will be tinder way within a week.
"The trip just completed, while in
the nature of a test of 'the idea in
volved, apparently proved satisfactory
" and practical," says the Detroit Fre
Press in its concluding article of a
series covering the trip, day by day.
"The trucks made an average run of
. 48 miles a dav for eleven- days over
snow-filled and ice-covered roads. At
. times they plowed through drtfts six
feet deep. In Pittsburgh 200,000 peo
ple turned out to see the trucks enter
the Steel City. -.AV-,
"Commenting on the initial trip, of
ficials say it has .been - shown that
army trucks can make better time to
the seaboard under their own power
than they cart bv rail in present traf
fic conditions. . Another big advantage
' of the drive-away i the training of
drivers, escorts and 'trainmaster for
transport service overseas." v
The war-time note of efficiency, of
utilitarian purpose, is . plain in the
design and finish of the cars which
the Packard has chosen from Hi line
for display at the, New York auto
mobile show, beginning January 5,
Rs;!rccd V,zn Prepare
For th3 McArjoo Ax
Omaha officials of the Milwaukee
had begun to believe they were im
mune from this order of Railroad Di
rector MeAdoo, prohibiting soliciting
of freight and passenger business.
However, they were mistaken, for it
has arrived and a postscript informs
' the passenger department that no
.: tickets are to be delivered to purchas
ers, except over the counted Men
from the office are ' even prevented
from delivering tickets and taking the
money, unless the entire transaction
occurs within the office. '- ---
In view of the uncertainty of the
future of railroad jobs, W. E. Bock,
general agent of the passenger depart
ment, Omaha, has taken on a side line
that he figures is going to make him
some money in the event his railroad
salary should be cut off. He has taken
the western agency for a cement for
repairing and"closing up leaks in au
tomobile tires. Although he has had
the agency but 24 hours, he has'
worked up considerable business;
Ch;rc::i;sts Would Care
- Fcr Test of Fighting Wen
Chiropodists will . present to both
houses of congress a bill which calls
for the establishment of a special
corp in the medical department of the
army for the care and treatment of the
feet of the soldier, according to in
formation received in Omaha by M.
Monheit. ' ; v. :, v.-
I It is planned to. have the members,
of tins corps anK as second iicwcn
,'ants. : v "'' ;
Thi nttA of nodiatrists is exolained
by Mr. Monheit as due to the fact
that the average doctor of meoacine
!does not know or pretend to know
Anything about foot care. ; Army sur-j-tons
have endorsed the need of foot
service, mtj Monneu sam.
C;!:h l to:rd Lines Up
I : Jcb in th3 Stcck Yards
l Effective January 14, Ralph Hay
"-;ard, who for a long time has been
lnic hi solicitor for the Burlington.
tecomes Burlington live stock agent
h South Omaha succeeding Carl
Smith, who has resigned to accept the
position of traffic manager for the
Union Stock Yards company. , The
position of freight solicitor will not
1 e filled during the time that tne gov
t mment is in control of the railroads,
: To Cut Down Working Force
t Officials notice comes to the Omaha
offices of the Denver & Rio Grande
in cttt down the effice force to general
agent and stenographers The xrder
it effective February 1, and causes
Jbe release of two men. r
; Jt StUlard ku applied tor (he aviation
rvim ; will w saminewu
lihacav N. T.
Jvdsan Bqulres arrived horn New Ter't
IrrolDf from Bcott nyina iwn, mmnini
1.1., on lo aayr eave.
.1 Malor James Prentice bee returned
fart oiuu fram Uit to th iilQon
cheel t Baa Antoalo.
B.mul C. Hnfirji, who tooH the orn
Bnc. trttilnf courwi t Ult Crk, h
Mn ordered to Aueuii, Ua.
' Mij.r Lewis, ytha yr UtloBd hra kit
arammsr, ta again on duty here, but expects
,t be erdered to Wt.hlngton anjr time.
Albert Slbberastn, who has been at Austin.
T.x., at tha aviation field. as translerreo
t h veek le the Oerntea flylm field Br
lkt Charles, la loutalaaa. . ;
Joseph Millard, jr., who came home from
'Vsm school of aeronautics at XS.rk.ley, Cal
on two weeks' ka. Chlcato 1W
ay to ceo bts lather, W. 13. Millard. .
Lieutenant Daniel Madden, who finished
' ka baUooa coarse at San Antenlo and was
bare for the holiday, left Friday for Fort
T onng, Va.y where be ill do soast
1 ,.;oonia. , '.. . ' ' ' .
r-otaln Charles Merer, son of Mra. Henry
t t and brother of O. A. Meyer of this
r ta now In Franca as a aiaii enfineer.
t . in Merer Is welt known ta Omaha. ha-
1 livedo her. before be married and went
to lot Annies.
t'M)-y Darkee, who came bom from
r e laykw ijf JSew Tear's. , returned
Isureday. and Donald K. liaxter. who was
a rueet of Mr. and Mrs. O. U. Ourkee, also
f .jrned Thursday to the school' of aero
I etlca at Cbampafne, III.
; Crotaln Cook and Lieutenant Freehoft
f art Omaha both recatred orders last
w k aasnlnf thsm to regiments at Camp
I n. Charlotte, N. C. CapUln Cook la
: i e senior captain at .Crook and was In
-maad before the arrival of Colonel
: T Zteuel. who went to Camp Tayloi
h x the Omaha ambulance company, has
umed nome. ha vin received hie dla-
i r. from the service on account of his
'1 ,.h. Mr. Deoel ta snbject to attacks of
na. and while at Camp Taylor wa
to hoenitsl with one attack after an-
i '. T r. I-'el reluctantly reeelre dhls dla-
i as be was lio"uSly InteresWd In
To Have Charge of
For the Iowa
Mr, H. H. Cannon, western branch
manager of the Iowa Motoj Truck
company, announces the connection
with him as salesman Mr. F. R. Bier
bower and Mr. C. K. .Burke. Mr.
Bierbower will have active charge of
retail sales in the city," while Mr.
Burke will assist him. '" '
Mr. Cannon states that never in the
history of the automobile industry
has he experienced such a brisk de-
mand ior.a motor car or unit as ne
is now experiencing with the "Iowa."
The dealers throughout the territory
PROPHESY OF WAR
Hore Than 2,500 of Detroit
Concern's Cars Serving in
. the United States
Two years ago, when a motion pic
ture film known as "The Motor Car
in Defense "lot the Nation," made the
rounds of the Country, few- persons
considered it probable that the pres
ent day would see the theme so com
pletely realized in actual life. Even
thf producers," in" closing the picture
with the "statement that a compact or
ganization of motor vehicles "would
prove, to be of inestimable value n
time of war," scarcely could have an
ticipated 1 more, graphic application
of the military suggestions they had
set forth. v :
Today the motor-car is in reality
the defender of the nation. Every
army camp purs and thunders with
the sound ot motors, wuge motor
trucks convey supplies from city to
camp. Motor trucks near ammunition
and men to the battle front in Europe.
rassenger1 cars ine same on wnicn
the public once hung the misnomet
"pleasure car" rush back and forth
trom barracks to barracks ana irom
camp to camp, carrying the officers
and men who, in days gone by, would
have been compelled to plod about on
horses. Police patrols,Sfire apparatus
and ambulances are motorized. The
entire military life of the nation is
pulsed by the-throb of engines.;
It was taxicabs, trucks and pas
senger cars that saved Paris from the
Germans and it was motorized equip
ment that helped save Italy irom de
Government officials and army offi
cers would throw up their hands in
dismay if called UDon to answer the
queryt "How much time would have
been lost if you had been deprived of
your motor equipment for mobiliza
tion, training and fighting? , I he
Question is one which will not recon
cile itself with .the requirements of
The preliminary to the great war,
which gave the automobile its first
real opportunity to demonstrate its
value to the army, was the Pershing
punitive expedition in Mexico. Here
truck trains had their origin. Here it
was that Dodge Brothers motor car
established itself so securely in the
government service. It was Pershing
who first ordered this car' generally
used in' his operations on the border
and throughout Mexico. By the time
the expedition was recalled more than
300 Dodge Brothers cars bore the
placard U. ,S, A.
, When the war began, the govern
ment natural! v turned to Dodsre
Brothers again, "immense orders be
gan pouring in, and today every army
camp in the country is dotted with the
monograms yu. , - ,i ' -
" " J
BUT TOO FAST FOR GMNT
Some difficulty is, experienced by
Henry V. Grant, head of the Seattle
Automobile company, Chandler' and
Maxwell distributors, m obtaining: a
new stenographer, As a last resort he
ordered a want ad in one of the local
newspapers, . ,? ;
The advertisement inserted follows:
WANTED Flrat-claaa. hlgh-clM stenoc
. rapher; salary no object; thta stenoit
rapher must set It as fast as I can talk,
and get It right; must be absolutely ac
. curate: must have .human Intelligence;
, If you are not a. cracker-Jack don't
bother us. Seattle Automobile Company.
1101 Bast Pike BU .. ,. ",, :- --.-J
This is one of the replies received
in the mail the following morning:
Admits Her Talent
"I note your requirementsi as aired
in the newspaper, and hasten to make
inquiry as to this strenuous business
that takes such an extraordinary ste
nographer.. Your adrertfeernent ap
peals to roe strongly stronger than
prepared mustard, as I have searched
Europe, Airope and trope and the
states in quest bf someone who could
use my talents to the best advantage.
"When it comes to this chin music
proposition,: I have never found a
man, woman or dictaphone who
could get to first base with me, either
fancy or catch-as-catch-can, I write
shorthand so fast that I have a spe
cially prepared pencil with a platinum
Motor Truck Co.
are actually demanding consideration
for their district
Mr. Cannon reports closing! con
tracts since the first of the year tfitb
14 points in western Iowa and Ne
braska, and anticipates," before the
close of the month, he will have at
least 30"agreements duly signed on
his desk, with shipping instructions.
He says the outlook for business the
coming season has never been better
for the truck industry, as the farmers
are just' realizing that the' great call
for horses by the government is going
to take least a portion of their
stock, making it necessary for them
to motorize the farm. , -
"Jimmy" Pray With Cadil
lac Firm in Omaha.
, . JAf? Z. PRAT ;
Tames L. Fray has connected him
self withy the J ones-mnsen Cadillac
company, the new distributors for the
Cadillac car in Omaha. Mr. Prav is a
veteran automobile man, who began
his career in the technical sales school
of the Willys-Overland factory at
Toledo, which is-now his home. Upon
completion of his course he was sent
as special factory representative to
Indianapolis to promote the sale of
cars. Later he was ordered to Atlan
ta, Ga., and from that point came to
Omaha, where he Was connected for
three years with the Overland com
oanr. For the last year Mr. Pray has
been very successful with Guy L.
Smith-in the sale of Hudson cars. He
is very optimistic Qir the future tale
of Cadillac automobiles. Mr. Pray
has a host of friends throughout
the territory and is a member of the
Omaha commercial club as well, as
the Ficlj club. - " . '
Henshaw Employes Respond
. Readily for War Service
The'Henshaw hotel has sent more
men to the army than any other hotel
in Omaha. Its service 'flag contains
22 stars. All but one of them are in
the ;United States army or navy, the
other having enlisted in the English
army. .Twenty of the men enlisted
and two were, drafted.
Japanese Repulse ,v-
Tokio, Jan. S.rEnemy submarines
which attempted t to k attack British
transports convoyed -by Japanese
warships in the Mediterranean on
December 30 wer repulsed, says an
announcement from the. Japanese ad
miralty, The warships were not dam
aged, t -. s " ,
point and a water-cooling equipment
that I have had constructed at an ex
orbitant expense, a note pad made of
asbestos composition, covered with
human hide, ruled with .sulphuric acid
and stitched with cat-gut. v :
j Tabulates Ability. ;
"I use the A-K ignition, double unit
exclusively, and will guarantee to de
liver my rated horse power under
either the A. L. A. M, or S. A. E.
standards I have been passed by the
national board of censorship and am
guaranteed under the pure food and
drusr act of June 30. 1916. I run with
my cut-out open at all speeds and am,
in fact, a guaranteed double copper
riveted, seamless. hand-buffed, hy-
draulically welded, drop forged and
oil tempered specimen of human-lightning
on a .45-frame ground-to- ,001 of
an inch. At hot-air juggling you have
nnthinsr on me. , " ---, ' "
: "If you wish td avail yourself of
tne opportunity 01 a irrcumc wire mc,
but unless vou are fully prepared, fi
nancially and physically, to pay the
tariff for such services don't bother
me, as I am so nervous that I can
not stand to have my dressmaker
measure my clothes. Spare your time
4nd money unless you want to pay at
Meast, $7 per week, in cash or its
equivalent, and no cnspidors to empty.
"H406 Twenty-first Avenue Northeast'
SUNDAY BEE:' . JANUARY C, 1918.
MOTOR TRUCK TO
Long TLines of Eage , Cars
Loaded With Army Goods
Soon May Be Seen Ply
ing the Highways.
The ' transportation " of a train of
30 loaded army transport motor
trucks, under own power,-from De
troit to the seaboard, marks i new
epoch in military transport in this
country. . ' "
This fleet of 30 3-ton Packard mo
tor trucks on Goodyear solid tires,
left Detroit in charge of Company
No. 2, Division Supply train No. 308
in the midst of a snowstorm which
brought aery heavy fall throughout
the entire north. After an eight days'
hattle with the snow, in places drifted
a!most as high askthetrucks, through
which veritable tlnnels were driven,
the caravan reached Pittsburgh.where
the Lincoln highway was met and
followed, i -v -'.- v! '.
; Meals Enroute.'
The train is divided into three units
of 10 trucks each, with a sergeant
in charge of each unit I he trucks
are' being driven by the soldiers, with
two men assigned to ,each. one. ; In
cluded in the train are two 250-gal-
lon tankers which supply the gaso-l
line and oil wants ot. the trucks,
and a kitchen to provide emergency
meals enroute. This, is .the pioneer
effort of the National Council of De-
tense to move military cquiyiucm
from' the central west to the eastern
seaboard by motor i truck. Each
truck-carried a load of military sup
plies for our armies in France.
Many Trains to Come.
The expedition was joined at War
ren- it., bv one ot tne Axron-oos-
ton trucks of the Goodyear Tire and
Rubber company, fitted with the nec
essary equipment to assist the trucks
over the steep grades and to render
practical assistance - in getting the
trucks back on tne roao auer oau
skids, f r , ' - " . . . . '
Thousands of motor ' trucks must
be brought to the eastern seaboard
for shipment to our forces in France,
and it is likely tnat oeiore long me
presence ot motor trues. wains on
our highways will become common
place. : The difficultierencountered fn
movingthis train of 30 -trucks-aa
infinitesimal part of the thousands
that the government must have em
phasize graphically the great need
of improved highways. ' -
For Safety of Nation.
All our great railroad systems are
overburdened with an unprecedented
volume of freight. Many have peri
odically Jeclared embargoes, while
they made frantic efforts to catch up.
Meanwhile conditions have steadily
become worse, instead of better. And
if our transportation system breaks
"the Autocar Motor Truck"
iVnnws that the motor truck is the lttod-
f VU)3XU,iX 1UOU
what truck to
More than six thousand, business houses in every line of activity
are using "The Autocar MotorTruck'V-express companies, coal deal- A :,
ers, grocers, contractors, farmers, etc., etc. -. .
, ' ' , . ,
In considering a motor truck the all important question is after
sale service. fThe truck owner "must look to the manufacturer to put at
his disposal at all times a complete stock of repair parts, and a me-
chanical force competent to care for his truck. .0 ;
: Service has always been the policy of The : Autocar Company
this complete service is now offered to motor truck users in and near
Omaha through the W. M. Clement Motors Co., who represent The
Autocar. , , ' . . . . .
Ask for a demonstration of The Autocar in your business, find i;
out for yourself why Adams Express Company, Wilson & Company,
AVnerican Express Company, Baldwin Locomotive Works, and thous--ands
of others are using large fleets of Autocars. t -
- v 'I " ' - ' ' - "1'V
The Autocar Company, Ardmore, Pa.
- WM. CLEMENT MOTORS CO.
" ' 2514 Farnam St, Omaha, Neb.
Distributor Nebraska and Western Iowa. ' ,
N tho majority of cases, American shrewdness is proof
lure of such inviting phrases as ' ground floor " and "spe-
ciai aisccunt. ,
A very proper suspicion attaches to the man who uses such
terms, fcr the public has well learned that it gets what it
paya far! . .
But tto Goodyear Service Station Dealers find that In the tire
business certain fallacies prevail that are discredited everywhere
Chief among these fallacies is the belief in certain quarters that
it pays to buy a "special discount1' tire. , . .
Let U3 say here and now, that when a dealer offers you a ''special
discount ' to get you to buy a tire, you may fairly be sure that
he la doing one of two things. ; , 1
Either he is offering a tire on which he, himself, gets a special
discount from its maker; or he is withholding from you the
helpful service so necessary to get the maximum mileage from
that tire, " '
In the cne case the tire's quality is lowered at the source by
ccmprcmised manufacture; in the other its capacity lor service
is handicapped by neglects
Remember that only the conscientious dealer who gets his fair
margin can afford to sell you a quality tire backed by the kind
of service which will insure its long life and your satisfaction.
This sign identifies the Good
yar Servk Station Dealer.
v TROUP AUTCTSUPPLY CO.;
1921 Farnam St. Phona Deng. 5230.
THE NOVELTY REPAIR CO.,
4809 South 24th St. Phone South 1404..
4911-15 South 24th St. -Phono South 420. ,
NATIONAL AUTO SCHOOL,
2814 North 20th St. Phouo. Wobstor 5943.
down, which it is in danger of -doing,
the safety of our nation will be at
stake. An enormous amouni oi
freight could m5w be diverted fjorn
onAA nn existed throughout the
nation, but our great national trans
portation need finds us with only
one-tenth of. our 2,500,000 miles of
public roads available for heavy mo
tor truck traffic , '
. - . : ; '' ' .
Bee Want Ads Bring Results.
V VUAJ ' " . . . . j
?f ". fVio n-nlir niiPfitmn m his mina IS
Goody tar Tires, Tubes and Ac
cessories are always kept in stock.
COUNCIL BLUFFSJUTO CO.7;
510-518 Poarl St., Council Bluffs Phono 2691.
r THE TIRE SHOP, -
2518 Farnam St. Phono .Douglas 4878.
. ORR MOTOR SALES CO., 1
Packard Show Room.
CH AS. W. WALKER GARAGE CO., -
' Fontonollo Garago -Auditorium Garage,
and C. W. Walker Garago, 36th and Farnam SU. '
r v v - i
Jeffrey to Look Into
A " Retail Store Affairs
K . n. Jeffrey of the Cartan-Jeffrey
of Omaha -has been ap
pointed by, Food Administrator Wat
tles as special commissioner to inves
tigate the "situation here with refer
ence to all houses doing business di
rectly with the consumer in an effort
To standardize all such business.
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